Harvey Weinstein ‘Formally’ Out at BAFTA

Termination of disgraced movie mogul follows his suspension from the British film and TV academy

After suspending disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein four months ago, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts has formally terminated his membership.

“Following the suspension of Harvey Weinstein’s BAFTA membership in October 2017, BAFTA has formally terminated his membership, effective immediately. The termination is the result of a process laid out in BAFTA’s constitution,” said BAFTA in a statement.

In October, The British Academy of Film and Television Arts suspended Weinstein following the wave of sexual misconduct accusations levied against him.

“Whilst BAFTA has previously been a beneficiary of Mr. Weinstein’s support for its charitable work, it considers the reported alleged behaviour completely unacceptable and incompatible with BAFTA’s values,” BAFTA said in a press release. “This has led to Mr. Weinstein’s suspension, and it will be followed by a formal process as laid out in BAFTA’s constitution.”

The statement added, “We hope this announcement sends a clear message that such behaviour has absolutely no place in our industry. BAFTA will continue to work with the film, games and television industries to improve access to rewarding and fulfilling careers in safe, professional working environments.”

The decision follows a series of accusations in the New York Times and The New Yorker detailing three decades of alleged sexual misconduct, including accusations that he propositioned actresses and harassed female employees.